Articles tagged China

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The first tea culture hotel will take you – and the industry – higher

Mount Wuyi, China – By builiding a hotel centred on traditional tea culture in the Fujian province, the Yue Wuyi Tea Life Aesthetics Hotel breathes new life into the ancient industry.

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A Shanghai bar defies physics by putting concrete and glass close together

Shanghai – For Tre Vin, Quarta & Armando have come up with a concrete shelving system that defies physics and logic – and yet makes perfect sense.

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The resurrection of disco-inspired spaces incites a ‘night fever’ epidemic

Answering the need for escapism in turbulent times, a ‘night fever’ epidemic hits the retail, entertainment and hospitality industries.

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Here’s proof that a trade-fair stand can be striking, affordable and reusable

Beijing – Atelier Tree tackles constraints imposed on makers of trade-fair stands: short construction times and tight budgets. 

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Bookstores? Take it from China: they’re not going anywhere

Hangzhou, China – The new Harbook bookstore by Alberto Caiola in Hangzhou respects the traditionalism of bookstores while proposing a contemporary iteration.

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A Work of Substance takes ramen fans inside the belly of the beast

Hong Kong – At Ebisoba Ichigen in Hong Kong, Japanese and Chinese design converge with shrimp-broth ramen in mind.

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Design for kids grows up in China

Qinhuangdao, China – Wutopia Lab does away with the gimmicks and the cartoon-character cutouts for children’s eatery Aranya Kids Restaurant. 

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This is not where you’d expect to eat some Sichuan hot pot

Guangzhou – In Hi, Miss Rong the team behind Infinity Mind defy material expectations for a Chinese folk-food restaurant.

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The China International Furniture Fair hits an all-time high

Shanghai – With the theme Example of Global Home Life, the attendance at the 42nd edition of the CIFF in Shanghai is up 37 per cent compared to last year.

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Rattan, a material as old as time, gets a renewed use in China

Shanghai – With a striking geometric layout, Shanghai-based studio Linehouse Design has given rattan a place of honour in two decidedly modern hospitality projects.

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A Montessori kindergarten in China applies the child scale everywhere

Shenzhen – At the IBOBI, a kindergarten in a Shenzhen international community, VMDPE displayed the results of a detailed process of scale exploration. 

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A grand bookstore pays tribute to one of China’s great ancient capitals

Xi'an – The city that erected an army of terracotta might know a thing or two about grand visual statements. Case in point: the White Comedy Zhongshu Bookstore.